An article published in the June 5, 2007 issue of the Press-Register announced the lawsuit filed by Annie Mae Young against Tinwood Ventures and others:
Gee’s Bend Quilters Claim Big Rip-Off
Tiny URL: http://tinyurl.com/2fho5j
Published in today's (June 15, 2007) Press Register, an extensive article gives more details:
Gee's Bend: A Fight for Rights
Tiny URL: http://tinyurl.com/39f3kx
For more information about the Gee’s Bend quilters:
The Quilter’s of Gee’s Bend, Alabama Clip 1 – 1 ½-minute YouTube video – Quiltmaker Revil Mosely of Gee's Bend, Alabama, talks about how she got started quilting.
The Quilter’s of Gee’s Bend, Alabama Clip 2 – 30 second-minute YouTube video – Loretta Pettway of Gee's Bend, Ala., talks about her community's internationally acclaimed quiltmaking.
The Quilter’s of Gee’s Bend, Alabama Clip 3 – 40-second YouTube video - Louisiana Bendolph talks about how quiltmaking is inherited in the celebrated community of Gee's Bend
The Quilter’s of Gee’s Bend, Alabama Clip 4 – 30-second YouTube video – Matriarch quiltmaker Mary Lee Bendolph explains how the women of Gee's Bend, Ala., never thought of their beautiful quilts as works of art.
Year of Alabama Arts – Gee’s Bend Quilters – 30-second YouTube video – The beautiful quilts of Gee's Bend, Ala., speak a language all their own. To learn more about these incredible women and Alabama's many other creative talents.